Welcome to Margaret Hendry School
Enrolment applications for 2020
Enrolment applications for 2020 open on Monday 29 April 2019 at 6:00am and must be submitted online using the Education Directorate's online application form. The closing date for 2020 enrolments is Friday 7 June at 9:00am.
All ACT children are guaranteed a place in an ACT Public School, from preschool through to college.
Information about the enrolment assessment criteria and priority enrolment areas can be found at https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school.
We were thrilled to be able to welcome the Governor General and Lady Cosgrove to Margaret Hendry School. While at school they spoke with many children and toured through our Innovative Learning Environments. They participated in a Harmony Day activity with children in the library, made puppets and read stories with the preschool children and were led through the Yr 3-6 learning environments by their amazing tour guides – Isabella and Maverick. Their Excellencies were impressed with the school and facilities, but more so with the students, learning coaches and educators. In particular they reported that they were very impressed with Isabella and Maverick, who were both very knowledgeable on the school and articulate in their delivery. We enjoyed showcasing our wonderful school and the journey that we have been on since our opening in February 2019.
The Margaret Hendry Experience
The Margaret Hendry Experience community event provided families with the opportunity to be led through the day in the life of a Margaret Hendry School student. Many friendships were formed while children played and families enjoyed dinner and listened to the a quartet from the Royal Military College Band. The evening culminated with the children proudly showing their families through the learning community and collecting wonderings to answer at a later date. The link will take you to a copy of our brochure which outlines the Margaret Hendry Experience and approach to teaching and learning for those families that weren’t able to attend.
Community Welcome at Margaret Hendry School in partnership with Mingle Group
Today we welcomed a large number of our prospective families into the space to learn more about the design of the contemporary teaching spaces and what teaching and learning will look like at Margaret Hendry School. The Mingle group provided refreshments for all in attendance and we were able to gain community feedback and input on many important aspects of our developing school culture. We look forward to repeating this session on Monday 5 November at 6pm.
Staff Information Session
We have conducted tow staff information sessions as we recruit to fill all the teaching and administration positions at Margaret Hendry School in preparation for the 2019 school year. We have had large numbers of educators and administrators at these events, almost 100 in total! As new staff come on board we will introduce them to the community through our website under the ‘Our Staff’ section which can be found in the ‘Our School tab.